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National Sports Law Institute conference to address fairness, integrity and safety issues in sports

Major League Baseball Commissioner Emeritus Allan (Bud) Selig is among the speakers scheduled to appear at this year’s conference.

By - Sep 23rd, 2015 02:45 pm

MILWAUKEE – Major League Baseball Commissioner Emeritus Allan (Bud) Selig is among the speakers scheduled to appear at this year’s conference of Marquette University Law School’s National Sports Law Institute. The conference, featuring a theme of “maintaining fairness, integrity and safety in sports,” will be held Friday, Oct. 16, at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

Selig is a Distinguished Lecturer in Sports Law and Policy at the Law School and a member of the NSLI Board of Advisors. He is among a wide variety of sports law and business experts who will discuss fairness and integrity, concussions and safety, and sexual harassment issues in sport.

Other speakers include Scott Bearby, General Counsel, National Collegiate Athletic Association; Mary K. Braza, partner and chair, Sports Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP; Michael Lenard, Vice President, International Council of Arbitration for Sport; Richard McLaren, Professor of Law, Western University and member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport; Barbara Osborne, Exercise and Sport Science, School of Law, and Center for Research in Intercollegiate Athletics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Norman Wain, General Counsel/Chief of Business Affairs, USA Track and Field.

About the National Sports Law Institute

Founded in 1989, the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School is the first institute of its kind associated with an American law school and remains the leader in its field.

The institute sponsors local and national events, including conferences and symposia for individuals in the sports industry, and disseminates information on the sports industry and sports law through several publications, including the Marquette Sports Law Review.

As a part of Marquette University, a Catholic, Jesuit University, the Institute is committed to searching for truth, discovering and sharing information, fostering professional excellence, developing leaders and serving those in the sports industry.

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